Pirates' A.J. Burnett loses no-hitter with two outs in the seventh

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh against the Cardinals. (USATSI)

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Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Cardinals on Wednesday night. Carlos Beltran, who struck out earlier in the game for Burnett's 2,000th career punch-out, broke it up with a solid double into the gap.

Burnett, 36, is making his fourth start of the season. He came into the night 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA, but he also leads the league with 27 strikeouts and a 14.3 K/9. Last season he went 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA, his first in Pittsburgh after being acquired from the Yankees in a salary dump. He allowed the double to Beltran on his 96th pitch and has struck out eight.

Burnett threw a no-hitter as a member of the Marlins back in 2001, walking nine Padres in the complete-game win. He was the losing pitcher in MLB's most recent no-hitter, which Homer Bailey of the Reds threw last September.

There have been six no-hitters in Pirates history, the last a combined 10-inning no-hitter of the Astros in 1997.

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